Michel Aoun, the 89-year-old Maronite Christian president of Lebanon and former leader of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) — whose rule coincided with the country's cataclysmic financial meltdown and the deadly Beirut port blast — left the presidential palace on Sunday without a chosen successor
Health officials warned Wednesday that a deadly cholera outbreak is "spreading rapidly" in Lebanon, leaving at least five dead in its first outbreak since 1993. Poor sanitation and dilapidated infrastructure have made Lebanon vulnerable to the virulent disease spreading from Syria.
Following months of US-mediated negotiations, Israel and Lebanon have reached a historic agreement over their shared maritime border that enables both countries to develop offshore gas fields in their waters and increase gas production amid the global energy crisis.
On Wednesday, a Lebanese parliamentarian joined a growing list of depositors who have stormed banks across the country in recent weeks demanding their savings as the country's financial crisis worsens.
Lebanese depositors, including a retired police officer and a former Ambassador to Turkey, stormed at least four banks across Lebanon demanding their savings on Tuesday after banks ended a week-long strike and partially reopened last week.
On Fri., Lebanese depositors reportedly stormed at least eight banks throughout the country seeking access to their own money frozen in the banking system as the country's financial crisis continues to deepen.
28-year-old Lebanese activist and designer Sali Hafiz, alongside a group of other activists, stormed a BLOM Bank branch in Beirut on Wed. to demand some of her savings to reportedly fund her sister's cancer treatment.